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Xanthella excel at Scottish Rural Awards 2018

The winners of the 2018 Scottish Rural Awards were a diverse group, with three key factors in common – the positive impact they make within their local communities, the quality of their businesses, and their dedication to their respective fields.

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CuanTec crowd funding for future expansion

CuanTec are a small company in Scotland with a circular economy approach. They take shells from the fishery industry, the bits of scampi that you don’t eat and turn it into compostable anti-microbial food packaging that makes your food last longer, avoiding plastic and food waste at the same time.

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Access biotech infrastructure - Transnational EMBRIC

The EMBRIC Transnational Access (TA) program supports research projects in marine biotechnology. It provides researchers from academia and industry with access to Research services for marine biotech at its partner institutes (Access Providers) to enable them to carry out their research projects on marine organisms.

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Marine Biotech is booming in the Highlands and Islands

With one of the longest coastlines in Europe, Scotland has a fantastic natural resource on it doorstep: seaweed. And it’s good stuff. In fact, the seaweed industry is the fastest-growing of all aquaculture sectors, with an annual growth rate of 10% and a value in excess of $5bn.

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